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Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) goes for Rami Malek, ‘The Favourite,’ and Regina King

Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody

The Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) has chosen The Favourite as the best film of 2018. Star Olivia Colman was also chosen as Best Actress.

While most of their wins stayed firmly in the lane of other groups, they did veer with their Best Actor prize, which went to Rami Malek for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Here is the full list of winners and runners-up.

Best Film
WINNER: “The Favourite”
(Runners-up: “Roma” and “A Star is Born”)

Best Director 
WINNER: Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
(Runners-up: Damien Chazelle, “First Man,” and Bradley Cooper, “A Star is

Best Actor 
WINNER: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
(Runners-up: Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed,” and Viggo Mortensen, “Green

Best Actress
WINNER: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
(Runners-up: Toni Collette, “Hereditary,” and Lady Gaga, “A Star is Born”)

Best Supporting Actor 
WINNER: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
(Runners-up: Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” and Michael B. Jordan, “Black Panther”)

Best Supporting Actress 
WINNER: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
(Runners-up: Emma Stone, “The Favourite,” and Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”)

Best Animated Movie 
WINNER: “Incredibles 2”
(Runners-up: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-

Best Documentary
WINNER: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
(Runners-up: “Free Solo” and ‘RBG”)

Best Song
WINNER: “Shallow,” “A Star is Born”
(Runners-up: “All the Stars,” “Black Panther, and “Trip a Little Light Fantastic,”
“Mary Poppins Returns”)

Best Score
WINNER: Nicholas Britell, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
(Runners-up: Justin Hurwitz, “First Man,” and Alexandre Desplat, “Isle of Dogs”)

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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